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China Academic Journals Star
A comprehensive index of Chinese scholarly journals, with full text of articles in Section F, Humanities, since 1994.
Language: Chinese
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ChinaMaxx Star
Almost a million Chinese e-books in all fields of study.
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Ren Min Ri Bao (People's Daily) Archive (Oriprobe version) Star
Archives of China's national newspaper, in full text.
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Siku Quanshu Star
Requires a PC equipped with Chinese fonts and input capability and proprietary software. Software is set up on library computers. Follow these instructions to install proprietary software on your own computer. Off-campus access requires connecting through the UMass proxy server. Clicking on the link above will download a document that ends in 4kdoc - double-click on this doc and it will invoke the proxy server login and then open the software for your use. This is not an elegant solution, but it does work. If you have problems or questions, please contact Sharon Domier ( for help. We have a single user license, so please remember to logout when you are done.
3,460 works of history, astronomy, geography, politics, economics, and others from ancient China. Compiled 1773-1782, by edict of Emperor Qianlong.
Language: Chinese
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Gu Jin Tu Shu Ji Cheng Star
Complete Classics Collection of Ancient China, pub. 1726: literary, scholarly and technical works through the Qing Dynasty.
Also known as: Complete Classics Collection of Ancient China
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Additional Databases in Languages & Literatures > Chinese

Communication and Mass Media Complete
Communication scholarly journals and trade journals, plus articles on communication topics from related disciplines, 1915-present.
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Education Journals
Articles from 550 periodicals in the field of primary, secondary and higher education, 1988-present.
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Historical Chinese Newspapers
English-language newspapers published in China. It spans 1832-1953, with most content from 1910-1940.
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Core scholarly journals from a range of disciplines, dating from the earliest issue of each journal to a few years before present.
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Kraus Curriculum Development Library
Curriculum guides from educators at the state, county and municipal level. Older guides are in microfiche at #553: ask on 3rd floor. 1966-present.
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Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts - LLBA
Indexes the scholarly literature of linguistics and related fields from 1994 to present.
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MLA International Bibliography
An index to journal articles and other scholarly literature on literature, literary theory and criticism, linguistics, folklore, and (since 1996) film, 1920’s -
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People�s Daily (Ren Min Ri Bao)
Chinese newspaper of record, 1946-present.
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Readers' Guide Abstracts
Citations and abstracts for articles from popular periodicals from the U.S. and Canada, 1890-present.
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The combined catalogs of most U.S. libraries. Material not owned by UMass Amherst can usually be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.
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